Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. In the civil law. The name of an action given to those who had contracted with an institor (q. v.) to compel the principal to performance. Inst 4, 7, 2; Dig. 14, 3, 1; Story, Ag. ยง 426.